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Here is a glossary of common education and related terminology:

AfL

Assessment for Learning

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Class 3

Specialist resourced provision for pupils with ASD

CPOMS

Child Protection Online Monitoring System 

CT

Class Teacher

DfE

Department for Education

EAL

English as an Addition Language

EWO

Educational Welfare Officer 

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage: Nursery and Reception (3-5yrs)

FSM 

Free School Meals

GLD

Good Level of Development: Expected levels in Prime Areas, Literacy and Maths (EYFS)

G&T

Gifted & Talented pupils

ILDP/ IEP

Individual Learning & Development Plan / Individual Education Plan

INSET

In-Service Education &Training

KS1

Key Stage 1: Year 1 and Year 2 (5-7yrs)

LA

Local Authority

NC

National Curriculum

NQT/ RQT

Newly Qualified Teacher/ Recently Qualified Teacher

Ofsted

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills is an independent organisation, which reports directly to Parliament. Ofsted inspects and regulates services, which care for children and young people and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted sets out to raise standards in British schools through regular inspections

PE and Sports Premium

Funding for sports provision in KS1
PPA
Planning, Preparation & Assessment time

Pupil Premium 

Funding for disadvantaged pupils

QTS

Qualified Teacher Status

SA

Support Assistant - supporting pupils with SEND

SATs

Standard Assessment Tests

SDP

School Development Plan

SEAL

Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning

SEND

Special Education Needs or Disabilities

SEO

School Effectiveness Officer - LA 

SIP

School Improvement Partner - Independent 

SLT

Senior Leadership Team

SMSC

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

SPAG

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar  

TA

Teaching Assistant 

TT

Target Tracker - an assessment, tracking and reporting tool used across school